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adding scenes like this. waters submerging the cars and the homes, leaving some street signs barely above the water line. and these are some snapshots of a dire and dangerous situation. >> everything i own has been destroyed. >> my house is down there. along with my car probably floating around somewhere. elizabeth: hundreds are in shelters. 40,000 residents left without water. 25,000 without power. more than 500. more evacuations may be necessary. 1300 members have been aggravated. 7,000 more on stand by with rivers reaching the highest level in decades. >> the biggest challenges we face is following the wave of the water from the midland to the coast. the road closures.
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elizabeth: we are standing by one of the road closures but to give you perspective. take look. we are standing in the floodwater which is ankle deep. but yesterday this was waist high. the conditions are improving but the governor asking residents to stay vigilant. live in south carolina, i'm elizabeth hur, abc7 news. jonathan: elizabeth, any idea when the water will recede enough for roads where you are standing now and they would be back open and the water would be gone? elizabeth: we don't have a definitive timeline but the governor said the danger is still in position. according to the forecasters, fortunately a dry trend is in the forecast for the folksment -- for the folks. they are watching the rivers. it's at the flood stage but they are still rising and it
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could reach record levels by the morning. that is what they are watching for. so until the danger is out of the area, the roads are a concern. jonathan: thank you. coming us to from south carolina, elizabeth hur. very few part of the palmetto state was spared. the pictures tell the tale. look at this. the residents are in awe of the damage left behind. the cars you saw destroyed. roads turned into rivers. some of the roads just absolutely crumbling away. doug and alison, you see the flooding and the rain and it's hard to comprehend. this happened in a matter of days. alison: exactly. a few times you mentioned this as a possibility that it would happen last week in south carolina. now they are measuring what fell in feet. doug: in some parts of the area, south charlatan, over two feet of -- south charleston, over two feet of rain. these are the numbers. mount pleasant community to the southeast of downtown charleston, 26.88 inches of rain. that is mind boggling.
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3 inches in charleston at the airport. folly beach. you can see the numbers. columbia. now inland, in-state a little bit. state capital, over 20 inches. and the air force base, almost 20 inches. kiawah island to the south a little both of mount pleasant, 18.44 inches. it's concentrating from an area coming from the coastline and moving inland. bands of tropical moisture from the upper level storm that continues to push, push, push. the good news is the moisture will start to abate the next 24 hours as the system moves out and good riddance. a good three, four, five days of sunshine and warm weather to try things out. that is the latest. we are more in a few minutes. back to you. alison: that is good news. thank you. meanwhile, an elite task force from northern virginia is now there in south carolina to help with the on going flooding. 80 members of the fairfax
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county search and rescue team known as virginia task force one headed out overnight. they took two tractor-trailers and sick boats to help those trapped in -- six boats to help those trapped in the floodwaters. among the team is emergency managers, doctors, specialists in hazardous materials. meanwhile, the rivers still at dangerously high levels. in some areas around here, more than a dozen people had to be rescued by boat. mobile home park flooded in prince frederick maryland. sam sweeney is monitoring the conditions there. sam: overnight the water receded back in the putuxon river but by this morning the water had return and it surrounded the homes and the cars hours after 17 people had to be rescued. as the sun came up over the river, the water once again began to spill over the flood wall. >> didn't gets up this high at all last year. came up to there. >> buffy was here last night
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and watched ons a her niece had to be rescued from her home. >> it was a disaster. nobody from over there could get in. they had to bring a boat in to get one of the people out. >> becky lives in this home closest to the water but refused to leave. >> it was terrible. they came to evacuate us and told us they would turn off the elick triss. >> -- electricity. they rescued 19 people. 15 others refused to stay. most who stayed say they are used to this. >> they have been dealing with this forever. >> coastal flooding is expected to be a problem over the next 24 hours. if you can imagine, people that live in the homes will keep a watchful eye on the situation. we should also mention that the property that the homes sit on has been sold. and the tenants here are 10 to 15 days to vacate the property before it's turned into a park. reporting in callvert county,
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maryland. sam sweeney. jonathan: we know how fast the weather changes. stay connected with the extreme weather hits. get alerts from the weather team even if you don't have your tv on. like on facebook, twitter and subscribe to the text alerts at alison: now, developing in rock springs, vermont, an amtrak derailment. everyone is expected to be okay. this after falling rocks scattered all the rail cars. that train was headed for union station right here in d.c. diane cho live at union station. the picture we first saw online made it look like it this could have been much worse. diane: absolutely, alison. the latest information that we have from the scene out there is that there were at least seven injuries in this crash today. one of those was pretty serious. officials said earlier today at a press conference, rocks fell from a ledge onto the
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tracks causing this derailment in north field, v.a.t. we -- north field, vermont. we heard several others help people get out of the train. this makes the trip daily, making several stops along the way including in new york and baltimore. before it ends here in d.c. they arrived overnight carrying 98 passengers on board. >> the next thing we neared it swerved to the left and swerved to the right. we are all going uh-oh. >> coming up, we will hear from a local am track passenger who says she was on the train the day before the deadly crash. she plans to take the same route that the train was heading on in a couple of days heading back from new york to d.c. live outside of union station.
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jonathan: the u.s. supreme court will not hear an appeal for the former uva lacrosse player accused of murder of his ex-girlfriend. one of his attorneys became sick nine days in the original trial missing several days of court proceedings. but his attorneys argue because of that his sixth amendment rights to a lawyer was violated. alison: the trial for a suspected serial killer gets underway. jury selection has now begun for charles severance accused of killing three people over a decade in alexandria. this trial was moved to fairfax county, and northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is outside the courthouse. already problems in the selection process? jeff: a pretty routine morning. to make it interesting in the afternoon. a potential juror who is a staffer for u.s. senator jeff sessions in alabama told the judge in a break in court she read an e-mail on the phone that contained a news article stating that she was a
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potential juror in this case. now during questions in the morning it has been disclosed she was a staffer for jeff sessions. a reporter inside the courtroom tweeted the information and picked up by sessions' press office and sent to the potential juror. as she was leaving the courtroom after being excused from the trial she said to the judge i'm not the only one this is happening to. the judge said what do you mean? the juror said she believed other potential jurors were posting the status from the courthouse on facebook, a clear violation of the judge's order so they had to bring all the potential jurors back in the courtroom 42, 43 of them. asked if anyone was doing this, posting on facebook. four people raised their hand. but only one said they read an article online in the break about the trial. two people said they communicated with the loved ones against the length of the trial. one person said she read a work e-mail. all of those situations were deemed not problematic for the attorney. the jury selection continues
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in to today and probably tomorrow. alison: as for the case itself, we are dealing with something where there is very little forensic evidence against severance. what do we know of? jeff: [no response] jonathan: we apologize. we are having problems with his microphone. the nationals fired matt williams after a disappointing end to the season. team was loaded with top-end mlb talent. i should have gone all the way. enough to get them to the postseason. at least that is what many thought. it didn't happen. in the beginning of the season a lot of people were predicting they would go all the way to the world series. we'll explain why taylor swift may be to blame in another famous baseball cursement not just for the nats but it does include them. alison: we'll blame her. regardless. jonathan: coming up on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- a pilot drops dead in mid-flight. the copilot's quick response. we have it ahead. alison: two years ago,
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maryland enacted strict gun laws. are they reducing violence? a close look at the data ahead. >> to eliminate the taliban threat. several civilians were struck. jonathan: who made the call to destroy the doctors without borders hospital? the pentagon's explanation is next
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jonathan: news from around the world. 22 people killed when coalition forces targeted a doctors without borders hospital in afghanistan over the weekend. that was an accident according to the pentagon. here is what the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan had to say explaining that bomb. >> we have now learned on october 3, afghan forces advised they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from the u.s. forces. jonathan: yeah, well, doctors without borders calling the campaign a war crime and demanding an independent investigation. in the meantime, the white house says the pentagon is carrying out its own investigation. alison: a mid-air tragedy. a pilot dies during a red eye flight from phoenix to boston. the american airlines copilot radioed in a medical emergency and diverted that flight to syracuse. he asked that the pate be
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removed from -- pilot be removed from the plane as quickly as possible. nobody else was injured or sick. the passengers were eventually able to get where they were going. jonathan: the a scare at hospital in germantown when an 18-year-old broke to the school. he wasn't supposed to be there. parents were never notified of the outburst that followed the break-in. montgomery county reporter kevin lewis live outside the school. what happened there? kevin: yeah, jonathan, police telling us that christian perez santiago snuck into sen seneca valley high school twice in one week. he barred in classrooms and was shouting sexual threats at teachers and studenting including a group of special needs girls. the principal never notified parents and have no plans to. on friday, the germantown broke the news of the arrest.
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the parents were surprised. one wrote -- >> danny said -- >> they have been accused in the past of keeping crimes quiet told us while the intruder caused destruction to some classes he did not do any harm or individually threaten anyone. we did take the opportunity to review the security procedures should something like this occur again. now police say perez-santiago scared one teacher so badly she used her call button to summons help. the 18-year-old who attends an alternative high school in frederick is charged with disturbing cooperation. live in germantown, i'm kevin lewis. jonathan: when there is a breach in security aren't they supposed to by matter of protocol notify the parents? kevin: a spokesperson for the school district today said they felt it was an isolated
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matter, no students were harmed and this was the matter that the protocol they had in place. it could change things with the coverage of the response from parents. certainly dismay out there. jonathan: thanks for that. tonight you can weigh in on the proposed changes to the i-62 corridor. the i-66 inside the beltway project will reduce the morning and the evening congestion. the plan would add tolls in the peak periods. improve the bus service and add bike access. it begins at 7:30 on alliance drive in fairfax. more meetings will be held tomorrow and wednesday. alison: let's check on how things are moving right now. and the traffic situation with zephren jamal jamie sullivan here. jamie: this is a much different commute today than it has been. especially last week. we had a lot of rain. we are starting off with a crash. no wet roads. 28th northbound at miller --
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at willard road. if you use 28, get closer to dulles airport you may have a little backup right now with this crash. on 66, heading inbound, eastbound at nuttily street, accident with the lane blocked. you can see we are in the green. where you see the yellow is outbound. let's look in this area to show you how slow we are from seven locks road to the american legion bridge. this traffic is tap call. we see it in the area to work your way from virginia to the legion bridge to get to the 270 spur. let's go to the map to focus in on how slow we are now in the teens. accident to watch out for in the wheeton area. this involves a bus at connecticut avenue with a lane blocked. that is a look at traffic. back to you. alison: all right. jamie, thank you very much. you know some people think rain on a wedding day is good
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luck. a couple from kansas city was amazed they got married in of all places charleston, south carolina, despite the flooding, of course. jason and his girlfriend brittany said their wedding almost didn't happen until a public plea on live television. a city councilman agreed to marry the couple. everything fell into place. >> we were just putting together the pieces of the couple. no hair, makeup, so we are just doing our own for that. alison: at the last minute a photographer was even found through you guessed it, social media. the bridesmaids were there at the wedding location but the groomsman were a mile and a half away so they had to be driven there in a military humvee. the wedding finally took place with a reception afterwards thanks to a d.j. and donated food. jonathan: her dad is saying this is the best wedding every because you will remember it forever and i spent half of what we budgeted for. alison: i know. nice that it took place.
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they will never forget it. jonathan: no. alison: that's for sure. doug: weather is settling down slowly. dry weather in south carolina. our weather started already. we have a look at satellite. we have animation from this morning to the present time. it clearly shows the upper level storms and the spinning totally responsible for rainfall. the unbelievable rainfall across south carolina. so the upper level low finally pulling offshore. for a while, friday, saturday, the weekend. there was moisture coming out of the hurricane. now the hurricane is well out of the picture moving up well north of bermuda. it will weak and erase across the north atlantic and that will be the end of that story. the low pressure system off the coast will fill in and dissipate as well. but the eggly will linger for a -- the legally will lenger for a long time in south carolina. a live look at the boardwalk
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camera. second street and boardwalk in ocean city. the ocean is back to where it should be. but looking at the foreground, this is the boardwalk. get the clouds out and fix it up. still coastal flood advisory in effect from the western shore of the chesapeake bay. eastern shore as well. a couple more high tide cycles. that will go away. the circulation pattern of the rain finally moves out. the forecast looks good going forward. a lot of sunshine. 74 degrees tomorrow. up to 77 on wednesday. 74 on thursday. a cold front will come through friday with a chance of the showers and the thunderstorms. behind it, the weekend looks spectacular. low 70's. sunshine on saturday and sunday. reminder at 5:00, our own josh knight, the meteorologist of the abc7 storm watch 7 team saturday morning was flying in a hurricane hunter just at the time it was upgraded to category five hurricane. josh's report. you'll want to watch this. alison: i just saw him and his photographer in the newsroom
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asking them about it. doug: they fly you to the wall, and the hurricane has 160-mile-per-hour winds. he said it's a little bumpy. alison: a little bit. they were on the plane for ten hours and 80% of it was bumpy. jonathan: you can't cut it short. once you get in, you have to stay with it. alison: man! coming up next at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- can we play taylor swift for the nationals' dismal finish? jonathan: sure. alison: why not? why she is being blamed in what could be baseball's newest course. >> this is the only thing. jonathan: we'll have a new look at hurricane joaquin's damage in the bahamas. more of the devastation and the health that now is on the way. that is when "abc7 news at
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>> are you superstitous? a lot of three baseball players are. a curse is at the ballpark and it has to do with taylor swift. alison: not has to do. it is taylor swift. jesse palmer explains how this has happened to other teams. >> this morning there is definitely bad blood between taylor swift and the most superstitious baseball fans. ♪ so i do before i die >> it seems every time her 1989 concerts hits one of the stadiums, their team strikes out. the latest victim of the so-called taylor swift curse,
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the toronto blue jays. >> she played at the rogers centre friday night and they lost the next day. [singing] she took the stage saturday and the team lost 12-3, the tampa bay rays. >> i love the blue jays so this is not good before the concert. >> the curse first cast a spell over the nationals in july. the lights going out mid-game. not once, but three times. nationals pitcher max scherzer tweeting, "who was the last one to use national park last? taylor swift. i blame her." the curse making its way to texas. the houston astros losing seven of eight games following that concert. and the san diego padres went 11-18 since swift's performance at petco park in august. >> ♪ say i do before i die jonathan: all right. here is my thought on this. so if one team loses because it's the home team the other
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team is winning so other team is sponsoring the concerts. >> good point. jonathan: that is the way it works. alison: we'll see what happens next. well, still to come, we are just now learning the devastation left behind by hurricane joaquin. the category four storm. when it hit the bahamas. it just stayed there for a while. the survivors and the help that is on the way coming up next. >> analyzing maryland's sweeping 2013 gun control law. i'm chris papst. coming up, what impact so f
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jonathan: sad update. they believe the cargo ship in the wake of hurricane joaquin up. they found a body. el faro was traveling to puerto rico when it vanished in the start storm. 32 people on board. 28 americans. alison: hurricane joaquin never became a threat to the united states but for some islands in the bahamas it was a direct hit. we are just now getting a look at the damage. the aid from florida is just now arriving. one storm owner rode the store out and explained living through the worst of the category four hurricane.
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i saw it began to shake. shake, shake. alison: no word of fatalities in the hardest hit areas. plapped from florida packed with survival gear on the way and landing in the ocean because in some spots there is no runway to land on. snee different story. look live outside. white house. perfectly blue skies. perfect weather. cool start. live start to week. chief meteorologist doug hill in the weather center with encouraging look at the forecast. it's so nice to say these words. doug: it was windy and damp and now we're in good shape. partly cloudy skies outside the belfort furniture in arlington. also at annapolis. look at the st. mary's elementary school. a few clouds but none are rain producers. the light northeast i will wind will back off. 63 in annapolis.
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it's 67 in reagan national. 68 in manassas. 66 in hagerstown and fredericksburg. 65 in baltimore. through the evening the skies will clear. chilly. average is 42. mu areas are mid-to-upper 40's but the morning. the rain with that was pounding south carolina moved north to the outer banks. the system itself pulls out the rain and everything left over rain wise to the carolinas and the next 2 hours and the clearing trend will begin. it's expected for balance of the week and the upcoming weekend a chance to dry out as well. forecast tomorrow, spectacular. partly cloudy. warmer. night northerly breeze. temperatures about 74 degrees. several more days like that to follow. we will check it out in the forecast forecast in a few minutes. jonathan: see you then. hillary clinton discussing gun control on the campaign trail and she expressed frustration
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on background check bill that never made it after sandy hooks. now following the mass shooting in oregon she had strong words for gun owners. hillary: i would love to see the responsible gun owners and the hunters form a different organization and take back the second amendment from extremists. jonathan: that was at a campaign vent in manchester, new hampshire, today. alison: so around here, maryland is one state that recently enacted stin jent gun laws. snooze it saw reduction in the -- jonathan: we saw reduction in the gun deaths. >> it depends how you analyze the data and who you ask. there are certain that are more obvious. in 2012, the mass shooting in new-up to, connecticut, gripped the nation and sparked a heated debate about gun control.
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afterwards maryland passed swieching laws in part that banned assault rifles and required licenses and fingerprinting for handgun sales. this came down party lines. proopponents say we will take years before we know the real impact. those who oppose the law say the impact is felt now in business. sales at this store is down 80% since law passed two years al. >> it's just business. you know that. >> the fewer guns we have are the fewer guns in the hands of wrong people. >> what did the numbers look like after passing the law? we analyze the data and we have the answer at 6:00. chris papst, abc7 news. alison: we look forward to
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that. thank you very much. well, virginia residents, reminder for you. you personal property tax due today. that must be paid or you could face 10% late penalty on top of what you owe. jonathan: well, medstar hospital looking at how a patient died after getting in a scuffle with the security officers outside the hospital. this happened last week. patient left the bed, talked outside and the security officers grabbed him and got in a fight. >> we are very sad to lose a patient under our car. we will do our utmost to review the situation, discover causes and be sure nothing happens like this again. jonathan: the patient hasn't been named. the hospital says the investigation is ongoing. the security officers now are on paid administrative leave. alison: "7 on your side" health matters now. if you are thinking about skipping a flu shot this year,
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perhaps you should think about your wallet. the c.d.c. says the flu carries an economic toll for the nation every year. that includes billions in direct medical expenses. it can be costly for households with children. spending $300 and $4,000. jonathan: remember the latex spill we told you about in the potomac? it hasn't affected the drinking water. at least not yet. the chemical spill has had no impact on the operations. a paper mill saw the compound seen out in -- seep out in the water. they have not encountered any problems in our area. still ahead for us at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- data leaching tool on the apple operating system. how to find the switch to
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prevent cell phone bill from skyrocketing. alison: how the wife of dan schneider provided hope and happiness on those who are surviving breast cancer. that's when "abc7 news at 4:00" returns.
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alison: well, we all know october is breast cancer awareness month. we have learned over the years fighting the disease with support group from friends, family and maybe strangers can be a big help. jonathan: no question. the redskins, tanya snyder, owner is dang. erin hawksworth is joining us. you got to go to the vent. erin: the events like this make you realize this is why i got into the business. that's what i walked away with. tanya snyder is a breast cancer survivor herself and she feels it is important to give the women a special day where they can just feel beautiful. ♪ i do believe i'm feeling stronger every day ♪ erin: thanks to the all-star survivor breast cancer association these women are feeling stronger every day. >> a lot of times you feel
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like you are in this by yourself. erin: ella was diagnosed a year ago and is still undergoing treatment. thanks to tanya snyder and the redskins she feels beautiful with a new wig and a makeover at redskins park. >> it means a whole lot that they even go out to share. make us stronger. to feel prettier and give us strength to know that we can make it. >> making a difference in 31 women's lives when they are in the thick of going through the treatment is a special day. a day none of us will forget. erin: even some of the players like rgiii and alfred morris got involved and dressed up in soft darety. for linebacker houston bates, this event strikes close to home. >> my father passed away from cancer when i was a young kid. you know, to see the ladies persevere and like i saw him fight means the world for me. >> we are all still here.
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and that is the best thing. we are still here. we will keep fighting t-shirt said yesterday, we are not going to give up or roll over and die. erin: ella was a beautiful person. tanya is also the founder of think pink. she started it years ago in 1999, handing pink ribbons out one at a time to fans at a time at games. since then the entire nfl has gotten involved to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. i believe they raised $5 million at least since 1999. a great cause. you have seen the school and the players wear pink. awesome campaign. alison: good to see the players getting involved there. erin: having bates he lost his father to cancer. everyone has been touched one way or the other. jonathan: he was rocking that wig.
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erin: ella picked that out. jonathan: looks good on him. appreciate that. oregon shooting survivor speaking out about the terrifying moments inside the classroom when her classmates were gunned down. how she survived. we have her story up next. >> plus, the secretary of state of attending a disney park is constantly on the rise. now the mouse may be making changes to the way it comes up with how much you should pay to enter the magic kingdom. details on what you might encounter the next time you visit one o
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alison: hard to believe, but umpqua community college in roseburg, oregon, is opening again. today was the first day since the shooting rampage last week. jonathan: nine people plus the shooter were killed. the shooter took his own life. >> she is a survivor. >> i didn't think i would make it. reporter: the 18-year-old victim speaking from her wheelchair. spoke about the terrifying
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minutes inside thursday when alleged gunman chris harper mercer opened fire. >> i could hear everyone breathing hard and freaking out. and crying. reporter: she says the gunman spoke to them. >> he sounded der ranged because he -- deranged because he said he had been waiting to do it for a long time and he laughed. >> he laughed? >> he laughed. after he shot the teacher. reporter: then describes how he picked out one student specifically to be the one who would live to tell the story. >> he said the kid in the glasses, get up. i need you to do me a favor. today is your lucky day. he handed him like this business envelope. he wasn't going to be able to do that after he was done killing the rest of us. he said he was going to kill himself. reporter: she said he questioned each of his victim. >> had us get up one by one. and asked us what our
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religions were. >> when the students said his religion, he was immediately shot? >> yeah, the shoot evidence said that he would only feel -- shooter said that he would only feel pain for a couple of seconds and he would be in god soon. >> she lived by playing dead, keeping her eyes shut. roseburg, oregon. jonathan: on the heels of the shooting college and universities in the philadelphia area on alert after a threat was posted to social media. the f.b.i. said the threat did not mention a specific school but did cite a specific time. authorities say they put out the warning for everybody. out of an abundance of caution, they just wanted everyoner to know it. this is what they want you to know, too. this is not just for philadelphia, everywhere. if you see something, say something. they are stressing that in philadelphia today and reiterating that for the rest of the country as well. american apparel filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy
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protection today. in august the experts said there was "substantial doubt" that clothing retailer could remain in business. american apparel was founded in 1998. and for years known for the launchy ad campaign. the company founder forced from the ceo after allegation of mismanagement and sexual harassment. alison: it looks like disney might take a cue from uber and introducing surge pricing to the theme parks. it's reportedly considering a demand-based price structure. it would cost lower on some days and extra or more restrictions on the busier days. attendance at the parks have been at a record level in recent years thanks to the popularity of "frozen" and "star wars." jonathan: it's expensive, no matter when you go. alison: yep. jonathan: just in time for the holiday season, target will stock the apple watch. it will roll out the apple watch in the 1,800 u.s. stores. online orders will start on
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october 18. best buy was the first third party retailer to sell the product. alison: coming up hire on "abc7 news at 5:00" -- details are coming in about a cheerios recall. we'll tell you about that popular cereal. jonathan: surveying the dam from the storms. we the l take you to ocean city for a look at the impact on the beaches and the dunes there. finally the sun came out here. we had a camera on the tidal basin. nice shot of jefferson memorial when we saw clearing skies. look how pretty. alison: doesn't it feel nice to have the sun? jonathan: just seeing the sun and the blue skies feels great. doug: we have three or four more days of portly sunny skies. the next system in the weekend is a quick moving cold front on friday. the weekend looks good. we will give you an update on the remnant of the system that caused tremendous flooding
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through south carolina. still causing showers. this will set the stage for the clearing skies there and clearing skies for us in the next few days. as we look ahead to saturday and sunday, it looks sweet. typical october stuff. 68 degrees. a lot of sunshine on saturday. partly to mostly sunny, 71 degrees. you can always keep up to date on the weather with the storm watch 7 app. once we get through the end of the week, here is the way it will shape up. the temperatures are holding in the 70's. friday, a cold front will come through. scattered showers and a thunderstorm or two. get through saturday and sunday it's terrific. it is dry out there now. we haven't had a dry rush hour. jamie: i want to start off with problems. a crash. this is in the clearing stages. you can see they are picking up the cones. the right lane has been blocked. most of the rush hour so far. 395 southbound before you get
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to washington boulevard. of course, you see the flashing lights with the police car here. we did have a tow truck. that got the crash cleared away. all the lanes will reopen here in the next two to three minutes. once they get the cones picked up. go ahead and move to the maps. we do still have the right lane blocked momentarily. i will open up. but you see the backup on 395. starting from the 14th street bridge. you are only in the single digits. typical slowing for you on thinger oop. in the teens, getting past the g.w. parkway. that continues to connecticut avenue and closer to georgia in the single digits. i want to focus in on connecticut avenue. a bus at connecticut avenue. in the wheaton area. i want to move south. to cleveland park where we have a crash at quarter street. a fire truck involve and a police car.
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if you live in cleveland park you will see the areas while they work to clean up the accident. that is a look at traffic this afternoon, back to you. alison: thank you. coming up next at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- the new iphone operating system is supposed to speed things up. jonathan: but the newest feature is draining data even when you think it shouldn't. the simple on/off switch that could put an end to rising cell phone bills. we ale have that for you after this. alison: we leave you now with the live shot from the american legion bridge. it's moving pretty well. look, mr. sunshine. we are loving that. we'll be back after th
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vo: today's the day. more and more people with type 2 diabetes are learning
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about long-acting levemir®. as my diabetes changed, it got harder to control my blood sugar. today, i'm asking about levemir®. vo: levemir® is an injectable insulin that can give you blood sugar control for up to 24 hours. and levemir® helps lower your a1c. levemir® lasts 42 days without refrigeration. that's 50% longer than lantus®, which lasts 28 days. levemir® comes in flextouch, the latest in insulin pen technology from novo nordisk. levemir® is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes and is not recommended to treat diabetic ketoacidosis. do not use levemir® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. the most common side effect is low blood sugar, which may cause symptoms such as sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. severe low blo sugar can be serious and life-threatening. ask your doctor about alcohol use, operother possibley, side effects include injection site reactions. tell your doctor about all medicines you take
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and all of your medical conditions. check your blood sugar. your insulin dose should not be changed without asking your doctor. get medical help right away if you have trouble breathing, sweating, extreme drowsiness, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, dizziness, or confusion. today's the day to ask about levemir® flextouch. covered by most health insurance and medicare plans. jonathan: did you download the latest operating system from apple? it has a feature to speed things along for you. alison: so your next bill could come for extra charge esfor flying past the data allowances. john matarese shows us what to do.
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john: millions of people in d.c. area have been downloading apple new operating system on the iphones in the past couple of weeks. while it has nice features it includes one that could cause your monthly bill to skyrocket. now that the initial rush of the new iphone the annual update subsided some owners are coping with a hangover. >> i keep getting an error message saying it failed to download. john: several people reported glitches with the update. >> my husband did the upgrade. he told me he had issues with it. >> the biggest complaint concerns a new feature on the ios 9 which could make you run over the monthly data plan. it's called wi-fi assist. goes in the data network if the wi-fi is weak. i could cost you big time at bill time. >> it's irritating. you only get a certain amount of gigs per month for data. john: something similar happened this past summer to
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nick. his teenage son learned cell phones already suffer from the phantom data use. flipping over to the cellular network, when the wi-fi dropped out. >> 12 gig of data in 15 days. john: it will happen when the wi-fi gets weak on ios 9. greg wants new feature gone. >> i don't want that. >> but greg was thrilled to learn he can switch it off. i showed him how to go to settings. creel yaw lar data and scroll down to wi-fi assist. just turn it off as greg did and you will stay on wi-fi. >> thanks, john. >> a simple fix. get to the cellular data settings and switch the fee cheer off. >> now "abc7 news at 5:00", on your side. leon: this hour we have a developing story out of south carolina. the elite search and one
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rescue team on the ground to help in the wake of the historic flooding that ravaged the state. rivers are expected to keep rising. we are in south carolina where several highways are shut down tonight. >> some part of the state were hit with 25 inches of rain. governor nikki haley say they are starting to transition from response mode to assessment but they are not out of the woods yet. >> this is not a fun event. we don't want to have to come rescue you or have you added to the fatalities. >> officials call this a one in thousand-year rainfall. 550 roads are closed. they scammable to pull residents from rising waters.
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>> you will see it down from the midland to the low country. >> the state officials are you remembering the residents to stay home and stay off the roads. >> stay home right now. >> they knead to stay off the roads. >> governor haley says it could take day for roads in the hardest hit area to become columbia. -- accessible. leon: the coast guard says it found a crew member body from el faro. they believe that the ship sank. some people are still holding out hope, including a man in baltimore a brother of one of the crew members.


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